Protocol for using the Jigsaw Library in Hemingford Hub Good Neighbour Scheme during the Covid-19 virus outbreak 

Click here for details of available puzzles and how to borrow them from the library.

Updated: 08.06.2020     


To ensure safety for all:


  • Jigsaw boxes will be wiped with anti-bacterial wipe when received, prior to being photographed, numbered and catalogued

  • Jigsaws will then be quarantined for 72 hours before being available for borrowing

  • Each jigsaw will be stored in a plastic bag

  • When a jigsaw is returned, it will be stored for 72 hours before re-issue, for safety.


A Jigsaw library will be based in Hemingford Grey, and one in Hemingford Abbots (see below).


For each village, a catalogue of jigsaws will be available from the Hub with a picture and number of pieces in each puzzle.  All donations of jigsaws gratefully received. When collecting a jigsaw there will be a sign out form to complete - shown below:











How to book a jigsaw

All Volunteers will be sent a copy of the pictures of the jigsaws in the library, together with a brief description, by email. An up to date version will be kept on the Hemingford Hub website.


Hemingford Grey

When an at-risk resident makes a jigsaw request, the volunteer contacts the Hub to find out which jigsaws are available at that time. Once the selection has been made they notify the Hub which jigsaw is required and when they would like to collect it. Jigsaws to be collected from and returned to 20 Manor Road - in the car port.


Hemingford Abbots

An at-risk resident can make a jigsaw request, either directly themselves, or via their Volunteer. They should either contact Hemingford Hub, or ring the Abbots Jigsaw Library Agent, Ellie Greatorex. They will be told which jigsaws are available at that time.

Once the selection has been made they notify Ellie which jigsaw is required. It can either be picked up from The Old Pavilion by the volunteer at an agreed time, or it can be delivered directly to the at-risk resident. Similarly, please contact Ellie about returning it – can be returned by the volunteer, or it can be picked up from the at-risk resident.

Contact details: Ellie Greatorex, The Old Pavilion, Common Lane. 07891 530304


 What has become the Hemingford Hub was first proposed in 2017 as a test case for how lonely or isolated people in the village could be supported by the community care sector and NHS. The Hub was recognised as a community group and received funding in November 2019. Just as the team was preparing to launch the Hub, Covid-19 happened.. 


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As well as committee members, we now have more than 100 volunteers supporting both villages. If you would like to join them to help during the Covid-19 pandemic or in other ways, please get in touch. 

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